British | Ugandan

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My mother is Ugandan, my father is British.

I was born in London but then moved to Kampala where I lived until I was eighteen. I have many happy memories of my childhood in Uganda, including attending an international school which celebrated cultural diversity. 

The school had an annual ‘world cultures’ day where students came dressed in their country’s traditional clothes and brought in a national dish to share. My sister and I alternated which country we represented each year. It was a great way for us to embrace our heritage. 

I currently live in London, a city full of cultural diversity. I love it here, but of course, I miss the Ugandan sunshine.

Being mixed race is a big part of my identity. I feel lucky to be from two beautiful countries, and to have been raised by two inspiring parents.